Continuing Education Programs: Well Management - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Continuing Education Programs
Well Management Program

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing Education Requirements

Apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and certified representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

The revisions to Minnesota Rules, chapter 4725, became effective on August 4, 2008. Two changes in continuing education requirements for license renewal took effect at that time:

  • The number of continuing education contact hours required annually for certified representatives of limited well/boring contractors and elevator boring contractors is now two contact hours. However, those two contact hours must be from a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)-presented or MDH–sponsored program. Limited well/boring contractors include pump installers, pitless/screen contractors, dewatering well contractors, dug well/drive point contractors, well sealing contractors, vertical heat exchanger contractors.

  • Individual contractors and certified representatives for well contractors and monitoring well contractors must still obtain six contact hours of MDH-approved continuing education annually. Two of the six contact hours must be from a MDH-presented or MDH–sponsored program.

License/Registration Renewal

For license/registration renewal, all certified representatives and individual contractors must have obtained two contact hours of a MDH-presented or MDH-sponsored program in order to renew. Individual contractors and certified representatives for monitoring well contractors and well contractors must also obtain an additional four contact hours of MDH-approved continuing education (for a total of six contact hours).

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Norm Mofjeld, Well Management Section, at 651-201-4593.

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Training Calendar

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2017: Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

May 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
May 1 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Boom Times, The Early Days of the Oklahoma Oil Industry

7 p.m.
Steve Erickson
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
Kenneth Keller Hall
200 Union Street Southeast, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
May 3 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
May 10-11 Pending Institute on Lake Superior Geology
2017 Annual Meeting

Wawa, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Staff
May 23 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Bemidji, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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June 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
June 13-14 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
Groundwater Contamination and Remediation: Principles and Practices

Euler Training Center
1660 South Highway 100
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins at 425-270-3274, ext. 100
June 14 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Wahkon, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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July 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
July 12 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Rushford, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
July 18 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Waconia, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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August 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
August 16 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Pipestone, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
August 24-25 4 Northwest Environmental Training Center
New Approaches in Remediation of Contaminated Sediments

Euler Training Center
1660 South Highway 100
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Contact: Robert Harkins at 425-270-3274, ext.100
August 29 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Line Tracing

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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September 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
September 21-22 Pending National Drilling Association (NDA)
2017 NDA Convention

Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Contact: NDA Staff at 877-632-4748
September 27 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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October 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
October 4 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Zumbrota, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
October 17-18 Pending University of Minnesota
Minnesota Water Resources Conference

St. Paul RiverCentre
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: Katherine Hagberg at 612-624-4230
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November 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
November 1 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Glencoe, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 2 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Wyoming, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 8 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Clarks Grove, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 29 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Waite Park, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
November 29 2 MDH Minnesota Department of Health
2017 Well Management Section Videoconference Meetings

1-3 p.m
- St. Paul, Freeman Office Building
- Bemidji District Office
- Duluth District Office
- Fergus Falls District Office
- Mankato District Office
- Marshall District Office
- Rochester District Office
- St. Cloud District Office
Contact: 651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
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December 2017 Training
Date Contact Hours Location
December 4-7 Pending National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
2017 NGWA Groundwater Summit

Music City Center
201 Fifth Avenue South
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: NGWA Staff at 800-898-7791
December 6 Pending Minnesota Rural Water Association
Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance Training

Mountain Iron, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff at 800-367-6792
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Questions?
Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 01:57PM